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Meta, Icon Question & AWOL Heads-up

What kind of Catholic are you?

You scored 74, on a scale of 0 to 100. Here's how to interpret your score:
0 - 25
You are a Centering Prayer (very progressive) Catholic.
26 - 50
You are an Ignatian Exercises (moderately progressive) Catholic.
51 - 75
You are a Divine Office (moderately traditional) Catholic.
76 - 100
You Are a Daily Rosary (very traditional) Catholic

The Second Vatican Council was much needed, as far as you're concerned, but you see no reason to push the church further in the direction of change, as many progressives urge. You like the dynamic combination of the traditional approach toward doctrine with the opening of the church to the world that Pope John Paul II (your favorite pope) represented. As far as liturgy is concerned, a reverent Mass in the vernacular is your favorite, as is a vernacular hymn with a feeling for the transcendent such as "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence." When Nicole Kidman returned to her childhood Catholicism and regular Mass attendance, you were thrilled.


When Nicole Kidman returned to her childhood Catholicism and regular Mass attendance, you were thrilled.

I was? I didn't even know she had! :p And the news doesn't exactly make me jump for joy. :p



I've been away for a while - and will be away for even longer - because I'm working my butt off in an offshore facility. There are all sorts of crazy firewalls in the LAN here so I'm making this post courtesy of Opera Mini 3.2, which is awkward, to say the least. But looking at the posts on my flist, my limited Net access is actually a good thing.



Please, please, please I don't want to be spoiled for Book 7. I've disabled comments to only Friends-Only and I've stopped watching a couple of communities until the coast is clear. By my calculations, I'll be getting the book by the 23rd. I'll come out of exile then :p but until then, flist, I'm counting on you. :p



Net downtime also means more off-Net creative time. There isn't much time as a whole on the job, but I do get a few hours in the day. Hours I've used to screen-cap a lot of Buffy Season 3 moments. I'm working on icons from that season, starring mostly Faith. I so adore that character. I'm also making Lana Lang icons, based on screen-caps I downloaded from the Net before I left land. Yes, my name is Leia Naberrie and I'm a Lana Lang fan! I've always liked the character but in Season 6 (currently airing over here), she rocks socks! She's beyond phenomenal. Sorry Chloe and Lois fans. I know it's standard practice to hate one and love the others. However why I adore Lois Lane, I think Chloe really needs to get over her six-year hang up on Clark Kent. It's no longer cute or sympathy-inducing, it's creepy and pathetic.



Question for my wonderful, talented, creative icon-making friends: How do you save a picture without conventional borders. I'm working specifically on this icon , and I used the Magic Wand feature in Photoshop to crop only the actual perimeter of the hand and the wine glass, but whenever I save it, it's saved with the square borders. Is there a trick to this? Am I using the wrong image editing software? Can anyone recommend something?

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laariii From: laariii Date: July 18th, 2007 08:44 am (UTC) (Link)
i like Lana but i can't stand Lois, Chloe is okay she gets over Clark eventually.
i think i got "very traditional" because i clicked the 'no music!'option. but thats only because no music is better than bad music.
i was just glad Nicole Kidman divorced Tom Cruise.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: July 18th, 2007 12:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's been a while and the details are foggy but I'm pretty sure that it was Cruise that filed for a divorce.

I can't stand Chloe. I know how it feels to be hung over a guy whose heart is clearly elsewhere and I HATED myself while I was in that place. Hence my zero tolerance to Chloe.

What's wrong with Lois?
indiefic From: indiefic Date: July 18th, 2007 01:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I heart faith. Wish I had advice on the photo editing, but I rely on the creativity of others in that realm.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: August 15th, 2007 08:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Faith rocks. I really love that character and the whole 'anti-heroine' archetype which she just nailed.
atanone From: atanone Date: July 18th, 2007 04:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
*huggles*
nice to see you :)
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: August 15th, 2007 08:05 am (UTC) (Link)
*huggles back*

Sorry it took me eons to reply this but I've not been in one place for the past 4 weeks so I'm just catching up on everything. I hope you and your family are OK.
atanone From: atanone Date: August 15th, 2007 04:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
take your time,dear :)
thanks,we're fine :)
reihla From: reihla Date: July 18th, 2007 09:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
My husband is the Smallville fan in the family. He owns seasons 1-5 on CD and I'm ashamed to admit I haven't seen them. :) I've seen quite a few episodes airing this season, though, and I have to agree that Lana is played brilliantly. She and Lex have a very intriguing relationship and I'm actually looking forward to watching where it goes.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: August 15th, 2007 08:10 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm becoming a Smallville fan myself. I've bought Season 1, ordered Season 2 and I'm saving up for the rest. Re-watching the earliest episodes, I can see why Lana got a lot of vitriol from the fans. She's very much an Arwen to Chloe's Eowyn. I'm glad that they shifted the stereotype a bit more and made both characters more 3-dimensional.
frostbit_sky From: frostbit_sky Date: July 19th, 2007 01:43 am (UTC) (Link)
I like Lana best when she's being manipulative as Lex's wife. Othewise she's useless and I say kill her off LOL

I think Chloe really needs to get over her six-year hang up on Clark Kent. It's no longer cute or sympathy-inducing, it's creepy and pathetic.
I say the same thing about Clarke. Anytime he's hung up and chasing Lana I want to punch him in the gut. LOL

I have no idea how to get rid of the border :(

My mom was very happy when Nicole came back to the church.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: August 15th, 2007 08:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Well I do love her manipulative scenes but sorry I've never seen her as a useless character. :p Lana, to me, is like Arwen outside the fairy tale world of Middle Earth. She's very much an icon, an ideal who's also searching for her own icon/ideal in Clark.

I say the same thing about Clarke. Anytime he's hung up and chasing Lana I want to punch him in the gut. LOL

Well I don't see them (Clark and Chloe) in the same league because while Clark knows that Lana loves/loved him, Chloe hasn't got a prayer. So it's really like wasting away her life, you know?

P.S. Sorry it took forever to reply this. I've been away for a while and just getting back.
fialleril From: fialleril Date: July 20th, 2007 02:18 am (UTC) (Link)
I know nothing at all about Harry Potter, so you are safe with me. At least in that regards. ;)

As for the icon: this is just a shot in the dark, but I think it has to do with what type of file you save it as. If it's a .jpeg or .jpg, there's no getting rid of the white area (I assume that's what you mean by the border) because .jpeg compresses all layers in Photoshop. But I think if you save it as a .png you'll be able to get rid of the white.

Hopefully that made some sense!
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: July 23rd, 2007 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Alas, I tried that but to no avail. My cause is a lost one.

:p

Thanks for the tip though. And it's nice to know I can safely browse one friend's journal without fear of spoilers. Right?
knight_ander From: knight_ander Date: July 26th, 2007 01:40 am (UTC) (Link)
I've been away for a while - and will be away for even longer - because I'm working my butt off in an offshore facility.

Has anyone ever told you that your job has a certain "coolness" factor to it? You're not Keira Knightley in the Pirates movies, you're not Natalie Portman in the Star Wars movies, you're Liv Tyler in Armageddon! :D
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: August 2nd, 2007 02:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am? But what did Liv Tyler do? *scratches head*
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